Blinded By “Seeing”
For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.
This terrifying pronouncement ought to jolt some complacent souls today. It grows out of that dramatic incident in which the Pharisees, religious, separated, praying Bible scholars, called Jesus a sinner, while a poor blind man, just healed, eagerly and immediately believed on Him as the Son of God. The application does not end in John. Churchmen, deacons, trustees, even ministers, who say, “We see,” have failed to know Jesus when He passed by in the day of their visitation, while some poor sinner who knew no theology has gladly cried, “I believe.” The possibilities in the meaning of this verse are alarming and could cause consternation in some well-ordered church on Sunday morning were some man of the street to get saved to the disgust, maybe, of a chief elder.
Beware that you are not blinded by your “sight,” saying, “I see,” while “your sin remaineth.”